Ric was appointed as Bishop of Islington in 2015 to oversee the Diocese of London’s work on church planting and growth. He serves the Church of England nationally, supporting bishops, dioceses, church planters and pioneers, to develop church planting strategies and plant new church communities that reach new people, in new and renewed ways.

He is the director of the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication, which offers training and support on church planting and growth for the full breadth of the Church, and heads the annual Multiply Church Planting Conference.

Ric also works with Plant Anglican, the Anglican Communion Church Planting Network, and Exponential Europe.